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Mujahid: Underage marriage must be stopped

Susan Loone  |  Published:  |  Modified:

De facto Islamic Affairs Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa has condemned underage marriages, saying it defeats the rights of the child and negates the country's nation-building efforts.

Speaking to Malaysiakini, Mujahid called for child marriages to be stopped, and urged for a review of current laws that allow such unions.

"We need to improve the laws by having syariah and civil lawmakers sit together in order to come to a consensus in meeting the contemporary needs for child rights," Mujahid said...

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